Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) is a faith-based, non-profit organization founded in 2008 to recruit, train, and support effective teachers in a Christian context. MTR accomplishes this goal through two programs: a teacher residency training program and a summer academic enrichment camp. Residents are college graduates invited to train with a mentor, receive coaching, and participate in Master of Urban Education coursework through Union University. In addition, residents receive housing and a living stipend. During the residency year, participants earn their master’s degree and teach for a full academic year in a mentor’s classroom. While some residents do have undergraduate teacher training prior to the residency, others do not and become a certified teacher at the end of the residency year. Graduating the program, residents agree to teach in Memphis high needs schools for three additional years.

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If you've ever considered teaching, I encourage you to come talk with us. We believe educational inequality is the greatest social justice and civil rights issue in America today. We work hard to support teachers professionally and holistically, and our own residents, graduates, and alumni commonly describe MTR as a close-knit, real, & powerful community.


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MTR Residency Teacher

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